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MWAT 100 - Millwright Level 1
Course Details
Course Code:
MWAT 100

Calendar Description:
This course will provide all of the areas of study that a Millwright Apprentice requires to obtain First Year Technical Training Certification. Students will become prepared for entry-level employment as an apprentice in the Millwright trade. Basic theory and related information along with hands-on shop practice will enable students to become competent in basic millwright duties. Level 1 training focuses on safety, shop and industry tools, metallurgy, machine alignment, rigging, and print reading. Students who successfully complete Level 1 training progress to Level 2 status. Curriculum is determined as per the Industry Training Authority.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 210
Lecture Hours: 105
Shop Teaching Kitchen: 105

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

Level 1 Registered Apprentice with the Industry Training Authority or proof of successful completion of related Foundation Trades Training courses.

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
-General safety
-Fire safety
-Ladders and Scaffold

Measurement Basics
-Measurement basics
-Measuring tools
-Precision measuring tools

Bench Work
-Non-cutting tools
-Hand-held cutting tools

Threads and Fasteners
-Threaded fasteners and locking devices
-Non-threaded fasteners and locking devices
-Installation and removal of fasteners

Grinders and Saws
-Power saws

-Lathe construction and accessories
-Machine cutting fluids

-Grouting, levelling, and anchoring
-Rim and face shaft alignment

-Rigging procedures
-Cranes and hoists

Trade Math
-Manipulation of numbers, fractions, and decimals
-Order of operations
-Measurement and conversions
-Ration and proportions
-Calculating percent
-Triangle terminology and special triangles
-Surface speeds

Applied Print Reading
-Introduction to print reading
-Isometric and orthographic views
-Commercial shape
-Applied print reading

Shop Work
-Measurement and layout
-Bench work
-Threads and fasteners
-Grinders and saws
-Machine alignment

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the apprentice will be able to work in a millwright shop safely and perform correct repair procedures typical of a first year apprentice including the following:

-Describe safe work practices and environmental protection
-Identify and describe fire classes, extinguishers, prevention, detection, cleanup, and restoration
-Apply the requirements of WHMIS to the worksite
-Identify and describe types and applications of ladders and scaffolding
-Define the limits, tolerances, allowances, and fits of various machine parts in both imperial and metric SI terms
-Describe the use of measuring tools for the millwright trade
-Describe layout procedures and identify layout tools
-Describe the use of precision measuring layout tools
-Identify and describe use of non-cutting hand tools
-Describe the correct use and maintenance of cutting type hand tools
-Identify metric and imperial threaded fasteners and describe typical applications
-Explain non-threaded fasteners and locking devices
-Explain the installation of removal of fasteners
-Describe the safe use and maintenance of grinds
-Describe the metal and wood cutting saws used in industry
-Describe the procedures for operating drilling machines
-Describe the safe use and maintenance of milling machines
-Describe the sizing, parts, accessories, and attachments of lathe types
-Describe the safe use and maintenance of engine lathes
-Apply taper systems to machining operations
-Apply lubricants to reduce friction and increase efficiency
-Select the correct type of metal for an application
-Describe machine levelling and grouting procedures
-Align two machine shafts using the rim and face method
-Describe rigging and hoisting equipment and procedures
-Demonstrate the use of crane and hoists for lifting and moving objects

Use initiative to identify tasks.

Use time productively at all times.

Select and use appropriate tools.

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 10 %
Quizzes and Tests: 85 %
Participation: 5 %

Nature of Participation:
Hands-on shop time working with various components of machinery

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Additional Comments:
Students will sign and adhere to the Trades & Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.

Coveralls, footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection, CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses, learning modules, notebooks, and calculator.

Keys to Success:
Attendance, class participation, maintaining a professional attitude, successful study habits, and receiving a minimum of 70% on all practical and theoretical quizzes and tests.

Text Books:

Required - Industry Training Authority, Millwright Manual (Queen's Printer). Chapters Covered: All
Required - Alberta Apprenticeship Board, Millwright Manual First Period (Queen's Printer). Chapters Covered: All
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